Phi Kappa Phi Forum

The quarterly journal of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Each issue treats a single theme and field, providing a forum for discussion of social and scientific issues in a variety of fields of interest. Authors include scholars, experts from the privat

Articles from Vol. 96, No. 2, Summer

Big Plays, Big Injuries
I still remember the loud thwack of crashing plastic on the football field that sent a shiver through me as I sat in the bleachers silently whispering that God should allow No. 51, my son, to stand up. He and another player had crashed helmets during...
Chapter Update
The theme of this year's Convention, Educate. Innovate. Elevate., is proudly advanced at chapters every day.EDUCATEThis is not just something faculty and staff do daily on campuses everywhere, but something officers strive to accomplish through service...
Et Al
1. and others. 2. and elsewhere. [< Latin et alibi]ARCHAEOLOGYSHERD MENTALITYPopular Science, Jan. 12The European Union is working on a new software, Presious, to make digital copies of archaeological artifacts. These copies can then blow up, shrink,...
Fantasy Sports Means Real Profit
We live in a virtual world where the Internet brings supply and demand together in ways that bridges and even detours traditional means. Some of these Internet companies, like Alibaba, Facebook and Airbnb, are the fastest growing, according to Tom Goodwin,...
First-Round Pick: Fantasy Football Finds Home in Public Relations Classroom
Fantasy sports are becoming more popular. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, 56.8 million people played fantasy sports in the U.S. and Canada in 2015. This is 15 million more people than in 2014. From 2011 to 2014, the increase was 16...
Fox Tossing: Hits Mark
FOX TOSSING: HITS MARK Edward Brooke-Hitching, Fox Tossing And Other Forgotten and Dangerous Sports, Pastimes, and Games (New York City: Simon and Schuster), 2015. 272 pp.Cruel, dangerous, and ridiculous describe some sports that, thankfully, have been...
Going for Gold
Each year I am invited by a few chapters to speak at their initiation ceremonies. I always learn something on these campus visits - the diversity of higher education institutions assures great variety in the venues of the events, the formality (or informality)...
"I Just Wish They Cared": Dichotomies in Higher Education and Intercollegiate Athletics
As a faculty member at a small Division III liberal arts college and former Division I student-athlete, I found myself reflecting upon real-world occurrences that deserve further consideration in terms of intercollegiate athletics in higher education...
Learn, Achieve, Excel
This is my last column as president of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. It has been a privilege to serve in this role for the past two years. I believe we have strengthened those things that make the Society great while adapting to a changed social...
Measuring the Impact of College Atheletics on Athletes: A Work in Progress
There are a number of things that everyone "knows" about college athletics:1 NCAA Division I programs are big businesses, although the athletes themselves are excluded from being paid for their efforts;2 Cheating is rampant, both in terms of recruiting...
Member News
DR. DIANE ORLOFSKY (Troy University) received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Alabama Music Educators Association. She is professor of music and director of choirs at Troy's John M. Long School of Music. Orlofsky serves on the Alabama ACDA Board,...
On Your Marks, Get Set, Spend: Money, Tv, and the Olympic Games
The International Olympic Committee, which under Avery Brundage, who was its president from 1952 through 1972, refused to fully capitalize on the Olympic brand through either television or advertising, now works hand-in-glove with its commercial partners...
Sports Lingo Scores in Business
Want to get to the C-suite or sit on a corporate board? Then you best know the meaning of these common business phrases: "tee it up," "out of bounds," "long shot," "punt," "end run," "home run," "the gloves are off," "go to the mat," "go to bat for,"...
The Fire This Time: A Context for Understanding the Black Male Athlete Protests at Missouri
A component of the sports industrial complex is the separation of athlete from campus and wider society; big-time collegiate athletes are set apart and earn special treatment. Mizzou is no exception. The athletic world is largely across the street, at...
Tulkoff's Class Project: Becomes Innovative Business
all about shaking things up, she said, perhaps moving the medical field faster than it really wants to go."Things move really slow compared to the rest of the electronics world," she said.Tulkoff s team changed a bit after graduation, but Flipped went...
Varsity Blues
With regret, I recently threw away my high school letter jacket, its faux- leather fabric frayed beyond repair. Whats most surprising isn't that the jacket lasted this long - I graduated more than three decades ago - but that I had ever managed to get...
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